Boxers bite Missionaries, remain tied for first in Northwest Conference men's soccer standings


FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Pacific’s men’s soccer team picked up its sixth consecutive shutout here Saturday afternoon, a 3-0 blanking of Whitman in a Northwest Conference match at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Kizamu Tsutakawa tallied a goal and an assist for the Boxers, now 8-1-1 in the conference and 12-2-1 overall. Kevin Fujimoto and Luis Quintana both recorded a goal apiece.

Pacific, which has won eight straight matches and is undefeated in its last nine contests, remained tied with Whitworth atop the Northwest Conference standings. The two teams square off today at 2:30 p.m.

Goalkeeper Andrew Stevermer posted his eighth shutout of 2009 and extended his scoreless streak to 754 minutes. He made three saves as the Boxers outshot the Missionaries 24-9 — which included an 11-3 edge in shots on goal.

The Missionaries, who dropped to 2-6-2 in the NWC and 3-8-3 overall, had their best scoring chance of the match in the 37th minute when former Walla Walla Community College prospect Beau Morton ripped a shot off of a rebound from 10 yards out.

The try glanced off the crossbar and was cleared away by the Pacific defense.

Whitman ends its weekend road trip today with a 2:30 match at George Fox.


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